Wolverine's son, Daken, has inherited his pa's bone claws (though he has two instead of Logan's three) and grown up to become a superhero in his own right (however "hero" is an ambiguous term as the title suggests - "Dark Wolverine"). "Empire" introduces the character to those who aren't familiar with him, showing his arrogant and intimidating personality, his bisexuality, and his deadly murderous side throughout the book as he tries to hunt down his father and the man who killed his mother.
The storyline runs alongside Jason Aaron's "Wolverine Goes to Hell" series, with Logan popping up in flames every now and then for some bone-popping action, and an X-Men fave shows up for a date with Daken, but otherwise not much happens. Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu are both decent writers who spend the book mostly setting the scene for a larger, more involved storyline than the ambling pace of "Empire", so the book couldn't be called a classic. But as an introduction to the character, it's a decent read and there is a full biography of Daken at the end so the new reader can get up to speed on everything the character's been through.